The Way To The Heart is Through The Stomach


It's no doubt that Buffalo is a foodie city, so we can imagine the massive hit that our favorite restaurants took during the COVID-19 restrictions.  Luckily, Buffalo is also the City of Good Neighbors, and the great food was able to be enjoyed by those that need it most!  

Patrick Ryan (LB '13) and Bridget Ryan (LB '19) owners of Fat Bob's Smokehouse generously donated dinner to a local non-profit.  

From the Ryan's:
Fat Bob's Smokehouse was happy to help donate a dinner for about 150 guests last week amid the start of the stay-home/quarantine recommendations. It was clear that Buffalo's support of Fat Bob's shifting from dining to take out was great but as so many people were taking advantage of the service, we felt it best to slow operations and temporarily close for the safety and concern of our staff, customers and listening to recommendations to encourage people to stay at home. In that transition, a shout out from LB connected Fat Bob's with Seneca Street CDC and they were able to donate a dinner including pulled pork sandwiches, pasta, collard greens feeding upwards of 150 people. When the organizer returned supplies, he said they had a super large turnout and was thrilled. They were even inspired to do it again this week at the center. Fat Bob's was happy to hep and is looking for ways to engage in the Buffalo community once back open.

Keep an eye on social media for limited engagements coming this week to involve our food trucks as well as the restaurant. Patrick also connected the Buffalo Resilience group (Phil MacNamara) to Custom Covers & Canvas (Eric Winstanley) to get a group started to create masks and other items for PPE at hospitals such as Kaleida. It's been great watching the Buffalo-love continue in these crazy times.